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MLA 9th Edition: General Info

Help with formatting an MLA research project, creating a Works Cited page and citing sources in the text.

MLA 9th ed. Resources

The information in this Research Guide is derived from:

MLA Handbook. 9th ed,, Modern Language Association of American, 2021.

MLA Style Center, 2021,

MLA 9th ed. Style Guidelines

MLA style includes: 
  • 1" Margins (Top, Bottom, Left, and Right)
  • Times New Roman 12 pt font
  • Lines are double-spaced
  • Last Name and page number in header
  • Heading in top left of first page
  • Text is aligned left; however, indent first line of each paragraph
  • Works Cited page with citations matching the in-text citations

MLA 9th ed. Practice Template

Generally, when citing research using the MLA 9th edition, use all of the available and pertinent information necessary for the reader to locate the source. If the information is unavailable or unnecessary, leave it out of the citation. However, always refer to the instructions for an assignment and defer to the instructor's preferences.